Kingston man charged under Cannabis Control Act

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A traffic stop on Highway 401 ended with charges for a young Kingston man who was driving with cannabis readily accessible.

The Napanee Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted the traffic stop just before 1 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 17, 2019 on Highway 401 eastbound near Napanee.

Investigation found that the driver had cannabis readily available inside the vehicle. The cannabis was within the driver’s reach, according to the OPP. The cannabis was seized and the driver was issued a ticket.

The 22-year-old Kingston man is charged with driving a vehicle with cannabis readily available, contrary to Section 12(1) of the Provincial Cannabis Act, with a set fine of $215.

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